Years ago I was invited to visit a "bible church" that some friends attended. It seemed to be fairly typical of more conservative Baptist churches during the service, but after the service it took a rather "large" swing away from the average Baptist church and its kind of nagged at my mind for awhile. You see, when people answered their alter call they were told, "you need to meet with a member of our board of elders before we determine if you may join us or not." This "board of elders" then proceeded to fire a long series of questions at the poor candidates for membership. They were asked to quote scripture. They were asked the order of the books of the bible. They were asked some deep theological questions. I thought - how many really great Christian Evangalists and Ministers and Deacons could have passed that kind of a test when they were "young Christians," and where would they go to learn these things if no church would take them. So, I'm curious - How do you feel about such things? What would you "require" for membership in your church if your church decided to have people fill out applications to join the church? What do you think Christ would have required?